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Dahlonega Campus Art Exhibits

Bob Owens Art Gallery
Fall 2016

August 18 - September 15

Roger May

Roger May (b. 1975) is an Appalachian American photographer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was born in the Tug River Valley, located on the West Virginia and Kentucky state line, in the heart of Hatfield and McCoy country. His photographs, essays, and interviews have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, National Geographic, The Oxford American, Le Monde diplomatique, The Bitter Southerner, Appalachian Heritage, and others. In February 2014, he started the crowdsourced Looking at Appalachia project. May speaks about his work, about the visual representation of Appalachia, and photographs on commission.

Artist Talk & Reception: September 15, 5 p.m.

September 22 - October 20

Allen Chen

Born in Taiwan and immigrated to California at age 12. Allen received an BFA from San Jose State University and MFA from University of Notre Dame. He was a long term artist in residence at Mendocino Art Center, Red Lodge Clay Center and Lawrence Arts Center. Allen was an assistant professor at Central State University from 2012~2014, and he is currently an assistant professor at University of Southern Mississippi. 

Artist Statement:

A friend once explained to me that understanding something is an experiential process. I was intrigued because it was such a nice take on living with art.  Knowledge and ideas can be researched, recorded and demonstrated through a scientific process, but the understanding and practice of that knowledge can be interpreted as an artistic experience.  I would often think about random new ideas while jogging or reading a book.  These engaging activities of the body and mind drives me to work in the studio.

For me, the studio blends the scientific and artistic processes together to hopefully produce a physical object.  The object is interpreted as a sculpture when it is understood/experienced, and it is (almost) always enjoyable when I feel that connection. Although there are specific ideas behind the work, I prefer when new interpretations arise through the sculpture. I think this approach offers a fluid definition to what my work can be, and a strong framework to make more work.

The vessel series are about what happens when our bodies respond to the environment. I think about how vessels can shield/frame us from certain aspects of the environment while delivering/transport us to other terrains that we wish to explore. How might the vessel move physically or feel emotionally, and what could these vessels look like? These are some of the questions that I would think about in the studio.  Hopefully these vessels can engage the viewers to think about similar questions.

Artist Talk & Reception: October 20, 5 p.m.

November 3 - December 8

2016 Southern Printmaking Biennale VII International Juried Exhibition

Juror Nicholas H. Ruth, Department of Art, Hobart & Rochester, NY, 2014 Southern Printmaking Biennale VI International Best of Show award winner

Reception: November 11, 5 p.m.

Spring 2017

January 19 - February 9

Mother, Lover, Sister, Queen: Works of Jamie Bull

Artist Talk & Reception: January 19, 5 p.m.

February 16 - March 16

Faculty Biennial

Reception: TBA

March 27 - April 20

Hal B. Rhodes III Student Exhibition

Awards Ceremony & Reception: April 6, 5 p.m.

Library Technology Center

Spring 2016

April 5 – April 14
Senior Exhibition Series, Group I
Reception: April 14, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

April 19 – April 28
Senior Exhibition Series, Group II
Reception: April 28, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Graduating art majors on the Dahlonega Campus present senior thesis materials, during the Senior Exhibition Series in the Library Technology Center.

Price Memorial Hall

Spring 2016

Encaustic painting titled Autopilot by Sarah Claussen, Gainesville High art teacher.
January 26 - March 10

Georgia Art Educators and Their Students

Each year, Georgia Art Educators and their students are invited to exhibit work in Price Memorial Hall. A juror selects two award-winning works from both the teachers and the students.

Reception: March 10, 5 p.m.

Bob Owens Art Gallery

The Bob Owens Art Gallery is located on the top floor of the Hoag Student Center across from the Great Room. The Bob Owens Art Gallery hosts approximately six exhibitions annually, including the “Hal B. Rhodes Student Exhibition,” and “Appalachia Here and Now.”

Gallery Hours during Exhibits:

  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Library Technology Center


Additional exhibits can be viewed in the Library Technology Center. See the Library website for hours and location.


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